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Should I remove Internet Explorer Toolbar by SweetPacks?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
67% remove it33% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,797
United States Rank #5,003
Reach 0.1084%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 40.98 days
1208.83 days >
Average installed length: 635.15 days


4.9.0000 100.00%

Internet Explorer Toolbar 4.9 by SweetPacks

What is Internet Explorer Toolbar by SweetPacks?

SweetIM Toolbar for Internet Explorer is a browser add-on which adds various shortcuts such as games,deal pages etc. to your browsers for easy access. This toolbar also changes your homepage to home.sweetim.com While some people may find SweetIM toolbar useful, this browser add-on can be categorized as an unwanted application. The homepage that is set to default by this toolbar is enhanced by deceptive ads which redirects PC users to survey pages. The toolbar is typically bundled with the free SweetIM program as an option during installation and does not necessarily get uninstalled when SweetIM is removed from the user's PC and must be removed manually. Additionally, if the home page and search settings were modified by this toolbar, they need to be manually reverted back by the user.

About  (from SweetIM Technologies)

During this installation you will be offered the SweetPacks toolbar, homepage, default search and new tab. You may skip or opt-out of any of the SweetPacks components during installation.Through the SweetPacks toolbar you can easily add the coolest and funniest emoticons and animations to your webmail and Facebook post...  Read more
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Internet Explorer Toolbar by SweetPacks.
mgToolbarIE.dll (a344aa9ebe61463eddc4f2e20dcc2b10) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Malwarebytes v2013.11.21.07 PUP.Optional.SweetPacks
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.325 TROJ_GEN.F47V0915
VIPRE Antivirus 22588 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
Bundled relationships

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sweetim.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\SweetIM\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{F4E33CE5-A7AB-4F68-A7E7-F0AA84EF2D9E}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.61 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Internet Explorer Toolbar 4.9 by SweetPacks

Program executable:mgHelperApp.exe
Name:SweetPacks Toolbar for Internet Explorer
IE Toolbar Helper Application
Path:C:\Program Files\SweetIM\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\mgHelperApp.exe
Additional files:
  • ClearHist.exe - SweetPacks Toolbar for Internet Explorer (IE Address Bar Cleaner Application)
  • mgcommon.dll - common
  • mgconfig.dll - config
  • mgHelper.dll - SweetPacks Toolbar Helper Module
  • mgHelperApp.exe - IE Toolbar Helper Application
  • mghooking.dll - hooking
  • mglogger.dll - Logger
  • mgsimcommon.dll - simcommon
  • (Malware detected) mgToolbarIE.dll - SweetPacks Toolbar module for Internet Explorer
  • mgToolbarProxy.dll - Toolbar Proxy DLL
  • mgxml_wrapper.dll - XML Wrapper
  • adapter.dll
  • antlr.runtime.dll (by www.antlr.org) - antlr.runtime
  • apkgmes.exe
  • apubkey.exe
  • auncpw.exe
  • bmgr.exe
  • bmgr32.exe (by Lenovo Group LTD) - bmgr32 (Boot Manager Interface Program)
  • br_check.exe (by Lenovo Group Limited) - br_check Application
  • br_funcs.exe (by Lenovo Group Limited) - Lenovo br_funcs (br_funcs)
  • buildtoc.exe (by Lenovo) - ThinkVantage Technologies (TVT Table Of Contents builder)
  • burncd.exe - burnCd Application
  • cdrecord.dll
  • choosecd.exe - ChooseCD Application (ChooseCD MFC Application)
  • crmw.exe (by Lenovo Limited Group) - Create Rescue Media
  • demographics.dll
  • devices.dll
  • diskinfo.dll
  • display.dll
  • egc.dll
  • engine.dll
  • environment.dll
  • fcopier.exe - FCopier Application (FCopier MFC Application)
  • filectrl.dll (by Lenovo) - FileCtrl
  • firmware.dll
  • gatherer.dll
  • getinfo.exe - getinfo Application
  • i2cw.dll (by Lenovo Group) - SMBus Package (Version 6.5.1012.0) (SMBus Application Interface DLL)
  • ia.exe
  • iaviewer.resources.dll
  • ide.dll
  • inrr.exe
  • instapps.exe
  • instdrvw.exe
  • iuservice.exe
  • kehelper.dll
  • lotus.dll
  • mailman.exe
  • memory.dll
  • meprovider.dll (by Intel) - Device Profile ME Provider
  • msgbox.exe - msgBox Application (msgBoxApplication)
  • msvcm90.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcp90.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library
  • msvcr90.dll
  • netsetting.dll
  • netwk.exe
  • network.dll
  • norton.dll
  • oscdimg.exe
  • osrestore.exe - Lenovo osrestore (osrestore)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • mgToolbarIE.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SweetPacks Browser Helper' with the class of {EEE6C35C-6118-11DC-9C72-001320C79847} (SWEETIE).
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • mgToolbarIE.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'SweetPacks Toolbar for Internet Explorer' with the class of {EEE6C35B-6118-11DC-9C72-001320C79847}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • mgHelper.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'SweetIM ToolbarURLSearchHook Class' with a class of {EEE6C35D-6118-11DC-9C72-001320C79847} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • mgToolbarIE.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'SweetPacks Toolbar for Internet Explorer' with a class of {EEE6C35B-6118-11DC-9C72-001320C79847}.
4 Services
  • updatemonitor.exe runs as a service named 'TVT Windows Update Monitor' (TVT_UpdateMonitor) "A service for monitoring operating system files changed by Windows update and copying them for TVT Rescue And Recovery Express Repair".
  • rrservice.exe runs as a service named 'TVT Backup Service' (TVT Backup Service).
  • rrpservice.exe runs as a service named 'TVT Backup Protection Service' (TVT Backup Protection Service).
  • iuservice.exe runs as a service named 'tvtnetwk' (tvtnetwk).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:280 KB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000307515%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001538%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001538%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Internet Explorer Toolbar by SweetPacks?

You can uninstall Internet Explorer Toolbar by SweetPacks from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Internet Explorer Toolbar 4.9 by SweetPacks, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Internet Explorer Toolbar by SweetPacks.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Internet Explorer Toolbar 4.9 by SweetPacks you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win 7 0%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 67%
Keep it 33%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.34%
Windows 10 20.58%
Windows XP 8.84%
Windows Vista 5.24%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.15%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.76%
Windows 7 Professional 10.16%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.74%
Windows 8 5.74%
Windows 8.1 5.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.68% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.68%
  Italy 5.57%
  United Kingdom 5.04%
  Germany 4.67%
  Canada 3.09%
  France 3.05%
  MA 2.72%
  Brazil 2.48%
  Mexico 2.23%
  Spain 2.11%
  Australia 2.07%
  Netherlands 2.07%
  Malaysia 1.54%
  Sweden 1.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.23%
Dell 20.33%
Acer 19.10%
ASUS 9.55%
Toshiba 7.02%
Samsung 3.91%
Lenovo 3.04%
Intel 1.95%
Sahara 1.23%
American Megatrends 1.01%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.25%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.24%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.62%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.22%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.02%

About SweetIM Technologies

The SweetIM Toolbar is a free browsing Toolbar that allows the user to add their favorite Icons and Emoticons to any web based account.
Publisher URL: sweetim.sweetpacks.com

comments1 comment

user comment
user comment
illage2over a year ago
I don't even know how this got on my system. I've never used SweetIM and will never use it.